Friday 31 December 2010

Endings and Beginnings

Nearly 10 years after we first thought up the concept, Matt Cooper and I sold Bmycharity earlier this year.  By the time of the sale, we had helped raise over £30 million for hundreds of UK charities,  and in the capable hands of its new owners, Help for Heroes, Bmycharity continues to provide commission-free online fundraising services to more and more charities and change the way people fundraise for the better.

It was an exciting journey from back of the envelope to exit by trade sale, and now that the journey has come to an end I have had the opportunity to take stock and reflect.  I've been enjoying talking to a very wide range of people over the last few months of 2010 and, together with a wonderful family holiday in Australia for the whole of November, this has given me the opportunity to prepare for the next steps in my career.

Now I am focusing on 3 sectors - online financial services, healthcare and renewable energy.  Each of these sectors shows great potential and I've been talking to some of the people who have been shaping each of them.  I look forward to new beginnings in 2011 - and I hope you have a wonderful new year too!